Tune-In to The Game Awards, Streaming Free on Thursday, December 8th to Celebrate The Best and See What’s Next From The World’s Top Game Studios.
Fans Can Cast Their Votes Now on TheGameAwards.com, Discord, and via Bilibili in China.
Today The Game Awards, the video game industry’s annual year-end celebration, revealed its 2022 nominees with God of War Ragnarok leading the industry with 10 nominations. Spotlighting the most cutting-edge games, studios, and creatives that propelled the games industry forward in 2022, this year’s impressive list of nominees includes 108 different games, individuals, teams, and events spanning across a multitude of gaming genres and platforms.
This year’s Game of the Year nominees are- A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio/Focus Entertainment) , Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco), God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE), Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE), Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna Interactive) and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft/Nintendo).
This year’s show introduces the all-new Best Adaptation category, celebrating game-inspired projects across entertainment. The nominees include 3 Netflix series – Arcane: League of Legends (Fortiche/Riot Games/Netflix), Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Studio Trigger/CD Projekt, Netflix), The Cuphead Show! (Studio MDHR/King Features Syndicate/Netflix) – and two theatrical films, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Sammy Group/Paramount Pictures) and Uncharted (PlayStation Productions/Sony Pictures)
Sony Interactive Entertainment is the most nominated publisher with 20 nominations across its combined portfolio of games, followed by Annapurna Interactive and Nintendo with 11 nominations each, Bandai Namco Entertainment with 8, and Riot Games with 6 nominations. The nominees for The Game Awards are selected by a global jury of over 100 media publications and influencer outlets.
In 2021, The Game Awards delivered a record-setting 85 million livestreams. The Game Awards 2022, the 9th annual global celebration of the video game industry, will Livestream for free across more than 40 different digital video platforms including YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Steam, Facebook, TikTok Live, and for the first time ever, Instagram Live.
Also new this year, fans can participate in The Game Awards via the award show’s official Discord server, which will feature interactive games, exclusive events – including game developer AMAs with Geoff Keighley – and the ability to vote for nominees in the weeks leading up to The Game Awards 2022. Additionally, Discord members can join the live watch party on December 8th to watch the awards show and react to the winners in real-time.
From today through December 7th at 6 pm PT, fans will be able to help choose the winners in all categories via authenticated online voting on www.thegameawards.com and the official Discord server for The Game Awards using the official TGA Voting Bot. In China, fans can vote for their favorites on Bilibili.
The Game Awards airs live from the Microsoft Theater on Thursday, December 8th, 2022, with awards, a world premiere of new game announcements, and spectacular musical performances by The Game Awards Orchestra, conducted by Lorne Balfe. Tickets to attend The Game Awards in person can be purchased on AXS.com.
IMAX is partnering with the show to create The Game Awards: The IMAX Live Experience across the U.S. and Canada and select cities around the world. IMAX audiences will get an IMAX-sized experience to this one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed live event featuring exclusive sneak peeks and surprises you can only get in-theatre! Tickets for The Game Awards: The IMAX Live experience are on sale Tuesday, November 15 at imax.com.
The Game Awards is executive produced by Geoff Keighley and Kimmie Kim. LeRoy Bennett is the creative director, and Richard Preuss is the director.
Details on additional musical performances, presenters, and world premieres will be announced in the coming weeks.